metalepses

met·a·lep·sis

 (mĕt′l-ĕp′sĭs)
n. pl. met·a·lep·ses (-sēz′)
1. A figure of speech in which a word or phrase makes indirect reference to another figure of speech. For example, in "His new leaf turned out to be short-lived, and his life spiraled back out of control," "new leaf" alludes to the expression "turn over a new leaf."
2. A narrative device that involves transgressing the boundary between a fictional world and the real world or between two discrete fictional worlds, as when a character from one TV series makes an appearance in a different series.

[Latin metalēpsis, from Greek, alternation, succession, the use of one word for another, from metalambanein, metalēp-, to take instead, substitute, receive in succession : meta-, meta- + lambanein, lēp-, to take.]

metalepses

(ˌmɛtəˈlɛpsiːz)
pl n
(Rhetoric) figurative substitutions in which a concept is described by a word that is distanced from that concept by multiple, usually metonymical, links
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Trata-se de uma aventura que complexifica a propria narrativa, que joga com procedimentos da metanarrativa a saber: a metalinguagem e metalepses como se pode ler na sequencia.
While Genette explained the effects of metalepsis as either fantastic or humorous, the "theory" of metalepsis is that its presence always foregrounds the fictionality of a work, and on this basis Ryan (Avatars of Story) has sought to refine Genette's original category by establishing the now accepted distinction between rhetorical and ontological metalepses, where one transgression of levels is metaphorical or virtual ("Dear reader, let me take you into the character's bedroom") and the other is "real" ("And so I stepped into the world and ate a hamburger with my character").
In the second section, I present the two kinds of metalepses in Senecal's novel: the authorial metalepsis and the internal metalepsis.
The kind of transgressions readers face here are so called "ontological metalepses" as they involve "disorienting transgressions of boundaries that are physically or logically impossible, and hence properly unnatural" (Alber and Bell 167).
As well as this textual evidence, there are also formal suggestions of the narrator's dominating role such as metalepses, interdiegesis and monologicity.
66) in the early books of Achilles Tatius, which takes us from the most "artificial" representations to the most "real" ones, creating for the reader an awareness of the metalepses, shadows, and reflections, an experience which evokes the one created by frescoes in Roman gardens.
Thus, Wide Sargasso Sea both reveals and challenges what Elaine Freedgood has recently termed 'the colonial effect', in which 'the metalepses of [realist] fiction make possible an ontological flexibility in cultural memory, an open circuit between fact and fiction that contribute to the imagining and undertaking of the work of empire, again and again' (408).
Sublinha ainda Ofelia Paiva Monteiro a importancia das metalepses, da autorreflexividade, do efeito de real, da ironia romantica e dos motivos parodicos que, normalmente, lhes andam associados.
(12) According to Genette, narrative metalepses are transgressions that
By focusing on a past that is incongruously "the other day," the first of his many metalepses signal that the past isn't past to him or the nation.
Beyond its complicated, powerful structure of sounds and voices, "Inauguration Day" achieves its power though a series of metalepses (or linkages) that echo earlier texts touching on the national symbolic, transforming and reassembling them into new patterns.
story and discourse and focuses on the concept of metalepses. (41) More